Saturday, December 31, 2016


Covering a Robin wing.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Two Classics

Kenny Webbs' '62 Vette parked in front our HARMs' SNJ-5.

Then it cleared off...

Jim Yaiser and Jackie taxi out in their Cessna 170B

On Takeoff.

Jimmie Johnson flies his Luscombe 8a.

Pat Devaney flies a L-16.

Rolla Henry returns in his Globe Swift

Bill French taxies out with Kenny Webb in the front seat.

Rod Hightower

John Ladley

Doug Watanabe

Pre-election blahs at the airport.

little foggy at the airport this morning.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Two geezers out for a Sunday ride.

     My friend Kenny needed to run his '62 Vette. We took it out for a little joy ride
on a beautiful fall Sunday morning. He offered to let me drive, but I deferred, just wanting to enjoy the wind in my (one) hair.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Going to Breakfast

Rob Stegman takes off Sunday moring to go to a Flight Breakfast.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Barnstormer comes to town!

      Andrew King stopped by a  ferry flight to Arizona with a homebuilt Travel Air 4000.
He had one spark plug that was continually fouling and didn't want to go any further with the storms in the area. We returned the following morning and he actually got airborne but returned when the engine started acting up again.

He and Glenn worked on it all day, chasing the missfire. I came back out at 3, surprised that he was still there. They buttoned up the airplane and Andrew took it on a test hop around the field. By that time, it was too late to head towards the next hayfield so Andrew spent another night in the hotel.

Andrew does a postflight on the airplane.

Better than a hayfield--Andrew and Glenn Peck do maintenance on the airplane.

 O-dark-thirty in the morning, Andrew does his preflight.

 Under cloudy skies, he starts up and warms up the engine.

Just before takeoff.

Link to the Past

Alicia Clark Burgett pictured with her family and the 1928 Timm Collegiate which was flown by her Great Grandfather.

Early last week, I received an interesting message on Facebook, " My great grandfather (Captain Robert Kelso) owned and flew that plan around 1928-1930 and my dad, myself and my brothers are hoping to say hello to her on our way through."

We were able to make that possible Thursday afternoon.

Monday, October 3, 2016

We've had enough of your attitude Hisso...

I helped Glenn pull the Hisso off of the Standard today and put it on an engine stand.
Hopefully tomorrow, we will fix its starting problem....

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Thanks for stopping by David/Rachael/Theodore Pitcairn!

 David Pitcairn stopped by for lunch and to say "Hi" this afternoon.

Rachael waves as they depart. 

The Bellanca inflight on their way to Lexington.

"Hello good people of St Louis!"

 Sky and I sit in the Standard as Glenn Peck works on the engine.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

First Flight! (Travel Air) Curtiss-Wright Air Sedan back in the skies!

     Three years of dedicated and talented working by Glenn Peck culminated in the prototype Curtiss-Wright Air Sedans first flight (post restoration) today.

At the controls was former De Havilland Test Pilot Desmond Penrose. Desmond is a good friend to the aircraft owner, Al Stix, who was also present.

 Desmond gets some last minute words of advice
from restorer Glenn Peck.

Glenn goes over cockpit layout with Desmond. 

 Glenn pulls the big Wright 975 through.

Desmond gets the feel of the airplane on the grass runway. 


Gently back to earth. 

Desmond shakes Als hand after the flight. 

Desmond goes over postflight details with Glenn and Al.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sky helps Glenn prepare the Air Sedan to come back to life.

Meyers Fly-In held at Creve Coeur this weekend!

The Meyers folks had their annual Fly-In at Creve Coeur this weekend. Eleven Meyers 200s and 3 OTW's showed up. They were a great bunch, very friendly!

 Phil Hart from Memphis wipes dew off his windscreen.

 Meyers OTW



 A young aviatrix warms up before her flight home Sunday.

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